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  • these are figures for Some large commercial aircrafts, 747 - 4x4 + 2 = 18 tires 777 - 2x6 + 2 = 14 tires A380 - 6x2 + 4x2 + 2 = 22 tires
  • A 737 has 6 wheels. And although it's a cargo plane and not a passenger plane, an Antonov An-225 Mriya has 32 wheels.
  • Most commercial airliners holding less than 150 passengers (i.e. Boeing 737, Airbus A319, and the Canadair Regional Jet) have 6 wheels. Their set up in a standard tricycle landing gear configuration, 2 wheels on each of 2 main landing gear and 2 typically slightly smaller wheels on a nose gear. Larger "jumbo" jets have more wheels and a wider variety of landing gear configurations to distribute the weight. The 747 has 18 wheels. Each of the four main landing gears has 4 wheels in an arrangement called "trucks" with only 2 nose wheels. The new A380 has 22 wheels. The standard 2 nose wheels and 2 main landing gear with 4 wheels per truck and an additional 2 trucks with 6 wheels each.

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